When the district determines an emergency has occurred, three possible plans of action occur:
1. Go home plan: students return to their homes as quickly and safely as possible. Each school maintains information for emergency contacts for each child.
It is critical that parents and legal guardians advise the school office staff every time emergency contact information changes.
2. Shelter-in-place plan: students stay in their buildings. Typically, inside sheltering is considered a short-term solution. Specific areas of each building are identified as safety zones.
Students in school buildings who are not in classrooms will be escorted by staff to a supervised area and remain there until otherwise notified. No one will be allowed to enter or leave the school for any reason.
3. Evacuation plan: requires that all building occupants exit the building and go to a previously-identified, safe alternate location. Evacuation may mean only going outside and away from the building until an all-clear signal is given. In some circumstances, students and staff may need to be transported and housed temporarily in another location.